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DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Jan 6, 2016
Government weighs immigration to maintain population, boost workforce
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September announced administrative measures seeking to maintain a population of at least 100 million people over the next 50 years with a target of significantly raising the fertility rate to 1.8.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Jan 5, 2016
For many young Japanese, marriage — and sex — are low priorities
This is the fourth in a five-part series on Japan's population woes caused by its graying society and low birthrate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Jan 4, 2016
Isolation a real danger for men caring for an elderly relative
Like many people who care for elderly family members at home, Norio Watanabe, 51, struggled to deal with the physical and mental burdens of looking after his father, who had dementia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Jan 3, 2016
Options available to mitigate dangers of living alone with dementia
At first glance, it's hard to tell what's wrong with Keiko Sawada. As casual exchanges continue, however, it becomes increasingly clear the former bar hostess has serious memory problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES
Dec 31, 2015
Japan's population dilemma, in a single-occupancy nutshell
It's not your typical futuristic city. But if you want to see what Tokyo and the rest of Japan will soon look like, the Takashimadaira housing complex in northern Tokyo's Itabashi Ward may be the place to visit.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves